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FashionWeek, The Play-by-Play Day 4

10am - Lacoste

For some reason, the PRs love to seat the Out team directly behind the stars. I was facing the back of Mischa Barton's head and just to the left of me was Hayden Christensen. He looked super adorable and boyish, but a little thin in the face. As for the show itself: the menswear was easy and wearable. The footwear was absolutely degorge (there were espadrilles and low-top sneakers that were to die). I loved all the braiding details going on with the women's wear, and the ladies sun hats were delicious. And the finale of citrus yellow looks was a pop of freshness.

4pm - Richard Chai

First and foremost, we adore Richard Chai. He is just the cutest thing on the planet, so we have a slight bias. His Spring 2010 collection was inspired by Brooklyn boys in gangs and biker boys (that's bike messengers not Hell's Angels). It was very ivory and gray, but there was a delicious burst of the color berry that brought things to life. I was completely feeling the wide leg trousers with Keds (since that is a look Baby Girl Brent rocks now and then). And the biker (sort of spandex/cotton) shorts under wider more tailored shorts was a fun and playful approach to summer layering. Will we see it next summer? You bet! And I just have to have one of those chambray coats (take note Richard).

8:30pm - Tim Hamilton

No models at this presentation and there weren't really any clothes either. But we did drink a lot, and I mean a lot, of Stella Artois as it was flowing deep. A Collier Schorr film collaboration presentation projected images of teenage boys in gym class attempting to climb the rope (we were feeling anxious and all those dreadful 15-year-old thoughts all over again). As for the fashion, just a tank top and shorts. But now let's talk about the space... I believe we were on the 22nd floor of 32 Avenue of the Americas in Tribeca. There was this lovely outdoor space with sweeping misty views of the city and bridges to Brooklyn. And the Empire State Building was aglow in a golden haze. Simply divine!

10pm - Bread Tribeca

Drinks and snacks with Carlos from GQ and Dean from MTV. The ladies were looking beyond! The bartender was generous and we were happy to drink his free shots of grape martini while discussing the Tim Hamilton/Collier Schorr film.

11:30pm - Macao Trading Co.

We never made it back up to Chelsea for the Shipley & Halmos presentation at Milk Studios. But you better believe we made an appearance at the after party. First of all, Macao is AMASIAN. Definitely need to do dinner here. Dean from MTV got in a verbal tiff with Kelly Cutrone from People's Revolution and all those reality shows while in line for the ladies' room. But all was well in the end; Dean met a strapping young intern from Prada. Dylan from Dior finally made it near the end of the night and we were so happy to see him (since we missed the Dior Homme at Barneys Fashion's Night Out bash with Kris Van Assche, who we hear is an angel).

-- Brent Coover

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